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What are the best first solids to introduce to my 4 month old???

  • Anonymous
    May 28

    A lot of people told us to try the baby oatmeal but my son hated it lol so we went right into baby food. I just bought a bunch of the number one baby foods and started! I think like sweet potatoes, green beans, pears, stuff like that :)

  • Sara
    May 28

    We followed the Moms on Call food introduction schedule and LOVED it! It made things really clear and I felt like it introduced a lot of flavors within a good time period. Here’s the free printable schedule that we used: https://momsoncall.com/product/printable-moc-baby-food-introduction-calendar/

  • Julie
    May 28

    We tried oatmeal once or twice with just breastmilk or formula at first for one or two times...then when it was clear she wasn’t having a reaction to the oatmeal, we started mixing stage 1 purée into them to thicken them up just slightly. We did veggies at first then fruits. Once she was 5.5-6 months old we started with ultra soft finger foods. Good luck, first foods were my favorite early milestone😍

  • Jennifer
    May 28

    Doctor suggested we start at 4 months to. My son loved those little gerber yogurt melts or the crunches at that time. As he got good with those we did baby foods and whatnot. We used cheerios to work on grasping ability.

  • Julie
    May 28

    Agree w/ Jennifer. Baby and mama (and parents) know best. Baby led weaning is great and all but for me, I would have never been comfortable trying to feed my daughter a soft solid “whole food” without first knowing if she could handle purée. Also as long as you don’t stick just with purée forever your baby will not have any of the sensory/texture issues people reference. And the whole idea that babies eating purees will be pickier toddlers isn’t true at all. My nephew was strictly EBF and started baby led weaning at 6 months. He’s 3 now and refuses to eat anything but hot dogs, much to the chagrin of my tree hugging, superfood eating SIL. For us, purees were the best way to start. She did great on them and moved smoothly to regular foods, refusing any purée offered by 9/10 months. Also, there’s a lot of studies now showing that earlier and consistent introduction will decrease allergies.